Sociotype Journal is a new platform for thoughts on culture and society, that also happens to be a type specimen. Issue #1 is typeset in our very own serif superfamily, Gestura (designed by Diana Ovezea, Joe Leadbeater and Nigel Bates). Appropriately enough, our theme is “The Gesture”. The sans serif used for captions and other small print is an in-progress typeface named Onsite.
When words fail, our hands do the talking. Join us as we investigate raised fists, flicked Vs and power grips, VR mitts and cable knits with NASA, secret signs of the illuminati, street gangs and flight attendants, sign language poetry, greasy fingers, strap hangers, and discover the meaning of the word “thist”.
Issue #1 features ten essays, seven image-led articles, and a twenty-eight pages technical type specimen. Ten percent of the profits from this issue will go to The Black Curriculum, a social enterprise dedicated to addressing the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum.